ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that functions as a web app layer firewall. It's employed to prevent attacks towards script-driven websites by using security rules that contain specific expressions. In this way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and shield even Internet sites that are not updated regularly. For example, multiple unsuccessful login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a certain file with the intention to get access to the script will trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity shall block out these activities the second it discovers them. The firewall is extremely efficient as it screens the whole HTTP traffic to a site in real time without slowing it down, so it can easily stop an attack before any harm is done. It also maintains an incredibly comprehensive log of all attack attempts that features more info than standard Apache logs, so you can later analyze the data and take further measures to increase the security of your websites if needed.

ModSecurity in Cloud Web Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud web hosting solutions which we offer and it shall be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you can switch on and deactivate it with simply a click or set it to detection mode, so it shall maintain a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to prevent them. The log for each of your sites shall contain in-depth information including the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules we use are regularly updated and include both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security business and custom ones our system admins add in case that they detect a new sort of attacks. This way, the Internet sites that you host here shall be a lot more protected with no action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Hosting

All of our dedicated servers that are installed with the Hepsia hosting CP include ModSecurity, so any application which you upload or install shall be protected from the very beginning and you'll not have to worry about common attacks or vulnerabilities. A separate section inside Hepsia will allow you to start or stop the firewall for every domain or subdomain, or turn on a detection mode so that it records details about intrusions, but does not take actions to prevent them. What you will see in the logs shall allow you to to secure your sites better - the IP address an attack came from, what website was attacked and how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, etcetera. With this info, you'll be able to see whether an Internet site needs an update, if you need to block IPs from accessing your hosting server, and so forth. Aside from the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity which we use, our administrators include custom ones too every time they come across a new threat which is not yet in the commercial bundle.